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2.95 billion people using social media soon if not already, impersinators taking advantage of brands

According to an article I’ll be linking to, 2.95 billion people are now to be estimated to be on social media. This is quite a large amount of people! It includes possibly every reader that has ever come across this blog, whether they subscribe for updates, a casual reader, an RSS reader, or may find something via search and want us to link to other resources related to that post. Thats quite a lot of people, and actors know this.

While I’m an individual user, with no business name except for my dad’s business name, I don’t have social media for that because I was not asked to do that. But I do have other social media including my own, White Cane Travel, 986 the mix, and the newly created account for Braille2000 LLC. I created the account based on the aspect that I’d be able to assist users of the talking edition via email, social media, or even sms/imessage if people want that.

These other accounts we really need to be careful on, even though the mix is a hobby, Braille2000 is a legitimate business headquartered in Nebraska in the United States. We’ve got a whole category dedicated to the work I’ve done with Braille2000 to help blind transcribers and future blind transcribers like me to do spot checking and correcting based on our knowledge on the rules of the braille code.

I’ve been also thinking about this during my downtime of my up and down days as of late, and while this article may be a little dated, it isn’t so dated. None of the articles I’ll be covering are really outdated, only within the last month or so. Its not going to make or break anything by talking about these after much thought, and I’m ok with that.

While most individuals have been taught to identify suspicious or even malicious content presented via email, threat actors know that when it comes to
social media that is simply not the case. Criminals that use social media to abuse an organization have broad access to an audience focused on socializing
and sharing information, not analyzing Twitter handles or Instagram pages for inaccurate data. These vulnerabilities are appealing to the bad guys and
make it easier to convince the victim that the doctored or unauthorized logo they are looking at is in fact, real. That, along with the level of anonymity
that social media possesses, allows for an easy and well-distributed scam. 

I know that Braille2000 has a logo on its home page, but we do not have a logo on its social media page. The correct twitter account is linked here on this post, and is also linked on the Braille2000 done as a blind person web page that I developed with Bob’s blessing.

They walk through some sample screen shots and explain what they are. This is only the beginning, lets continue to watch what this will do in the future.

Threat Actors Impersonate Brands on Social Media for Malicious Purposes by Jessica Ellis is the linked article I took that paragraph from, and do read it, I thought it was a very interesting read. Make it a great day!


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2.95 billion people using social media soon if not already, impersinators taking advantage of brands was released on June 30, 2020 at 5:00 pm by tech in article commentary.
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